Whether you are shocked or disappointed at the outcome of the recent Presidential Election, you need to know that voting in EVERY election matters.
Register to Vote!
If you are not already registered to vote, get registered. If you are unsure of where your local Board of Canvases is located, its hours of operation or telephone number click here.
In RI you can fill-out an online form, print it out and then mail it to your local board of canvassers for processing. Link to the online form.
Eligibility to Vote
- Age: Must be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day
- Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
- Residency: Must be a resident of Rhode Island
- Mental Competency: Must not be presently judged “mentally incompetent” by a court of law
- Felony Convictions: Must not be incarcerated in a correctional facility upon a felony conviction.
When You Go Vote
This is taken from the RI Board of Canvassers website.
Rhode Island state law requires voters to present a valid photo ID at the polling place before being allowed to vote. The following is a list of photo IDs you can show at the polling place:
- RI driver’s license/permit
- US passport
- ID card issued by any federally recognized tribal government
- ID card issued by an educational institution in the United States
- US military identification card
- ID card issued by the US government or State of Rhode Island (RIPTA bus pass, etc.)
- Government issued medical card
- RI Voter ID card
For other forms of a valid ID, click here.
Registration Deadline: You must register at least 30 days before a primary or election in which you wish to vote. In Presidential elections, if you miss the deadline, you can still register and vote only for President/Vice-President at your Board of Canvassers on the day of the election.
Party Affiliation: In Rhode Island, unaffiliated voters can participate in any party primary they choose. However, Rhode Island does not allow voters who are registered with one party to vote in another party’s primary. Make your selection in Box 9 on the voter registration form, or select “unaffiliated”. If you leave Box 9 blank, you will be registered as unaffiliated.
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